U.S. bachelor's degree holders' debt levels in public four-year colleges 2002-2018

This statistic shows the average amount of debt that bachelor's degree recipients from public four-year colleges and universities had from the academic year 2002/03 to 2017/18. The per borrower category shows the average amount of debt amongst bachelor's degree recipients who had taken student loans. The average per all bachelor degree recipients includes those who did not take student loans. In the academic year 2017/18, students who took out student loans had an average of 27,200 U.S. dollars worth of debt upon completion of their degree.

Average amount of debt per bachelor's degree recipient at public four-year colleges and universities in the United States from 2002/03 to 2017/18

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Per borrower, shows the average amount of debt amongst bachelor's degree recipients who had taken student loans. The average per all bachelor degree recipients includes those who graduated without any student debts.
Data for previous year has been derived from the respective publication.

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